Russian air force will purchase at least 50 new Tu-160M strategic bombers besides commencing production of the T-50 (PAK-FA) fighter by 2017.
“In order to cover the expenses at least 50 aircraft of the type will be purchased, the Minister of Defense has made the decision to resume production of Tu-160M aircraft,” Commander-in-Chief of Russian air forces, Colonel-General Viktor Bondarev was quoted as saying by Interfax Thursday.
The development of the next-generation strategic bomber would be carried out in parallel with the production of new Tu-160 jets.
Bondarev said that deliveries of the fifth-generation fighters to Russian air forces would be started in 2016. “Deliveries of the fifth-generation fighters will be started next year. We are completing testing of the aircraft; its mass production will be started in 2017.”
According to him, the armed forces are going to purchase as many aircraft of the type as the industry can produce. “We are going to purchase as many vehicles as they can manufacture; they produce four, we purchase four jets, they produce 10, we purchase 10 fighters,” Bondarev said.
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A pair of UK's Typhoon fighters and French Mirage fighters scrambled to intercept Russian Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bombers as they flew over international waters. UK has scrambled two Typhoon aircraft to monitor two Russian Blackjack bombers that flew near British airspace various French and British media reported Thursday
Russia's modernized of Tu-160 strategic bomber, dubbed Tu-160M2, will be equipped with new Missiles and Kuznetsov NK-32 engine which will increase its range by 1000 kms. The country's Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov told RIA Novosti today "There will be a spate of such missiles in terms of range and characteristics,"
Russia has received seven new warplanes and six helicopters and overall 4,500 pieces of military equipment in the second quarter of 2015. According to the defense ministry, “The overall share of modern equipment and weapons in Russian Armed Force has increased with the figure ranging from 30
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